WNCW Holiday Playlist on Spotify

Dec 19, 2020

Our Program Director, Joe Kendrick has put together a WNCW Holiday Playlist on Spotify. Check it out below or look it up on Spotify.

From classics that have endured for generations to brand new songs for the season, this playlist is for music lovers and for fans wanting to hear something just a bit different.

We're excited to share our latest On The Way Up Podcast with you this week! It's hosted by Lauren Wasmund, our WNCW summer intern. She'll take us on a true Americana musical journey with songs from artists like the Fruit Bats from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, to the funkalicious sounds of Kev "Shinyribs" Russell from Austin Texas, followed by a DJ For The Day Segment featuring Ashevillian Julian Pinelli, a local North Carolina master fiddler and free style violinist.

WNCW's new music podcast has lots of great new music featured here, with regional favorites from western NC like Tyler Ramsey and Rising Appalachia, and our segue of the show pairing songs written decades ago which have been covered many times, one of which is a brand new version from Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward.  Many of the songs on this podcast are also available on one of our Spotify playlists, titled “WNCW New Music.”

Our airwaves were filled with some great tunes in 2018.  Out of the more than 39,000 different songs we played last year, here's our Spotify playlist of the 30 most played songs of 2018.  Artists include Steep Canyon Rangers, River Whyless, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and several others!

2018’s crop of new music is almost all harvested, but there are plenty of good songs to cook up and put on your podcast plate in this, episode 37 of the show. We’ll feature a couple of retrospective releases, with one from the late Charles Bradley, and another bootleg from Bob Dylan, who is up to volume 14 in that series. We serve up a punk cover by Ty Segall and a segue of the week from the Mekons, a set of new Christmas tunes, and much more.

Thanksgiving is almost here! Here's a sneak peek of some celebratory songs about food and gratitude, you can hear on SPOTIFY on this Thursday - Turkey Day USA! Our incredible DJs Jasmin Melton, Joe Kendrick, Martin Anderson, Joe Greene and Renee Denton will serve up tasty tunes all day and all night. Thanks for all your support and we hope you have a super Thanksgiving!